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The Final Destination (2009)

R | | Horror | 28 August 2009 (USA)
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After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

Director:

David R. Ellis

Writers:

Eric Bress, Jeffrey Reddick (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Campo ... Nick
Shantel VanSanten ... Lori
Nick Zano ... Hunt
Haley Webb ... Janet
Mykelti Williamson ... George
Krista Allen ... MILF / Samantha
Andrew Fiscella ... Mechanic
Justin Welborn ... Racist
Stephanie Honoré ... Mechanic's Girlfriend
Lara Grice ... Racist's Wife
Jackson Walker ... Cowboy
Phil Austin ... MILF's Husband
William Aguillard William Aguillard ... Kid #1
Brendan Aguillard Brendan Aguillard ... Kid #2
Juan Kincaid Juan Kincaid ... Newscaster
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Storyline

While watching a car race at McKinley Speedway, Nick O'Bannon has a premonition of a car crash that will result in many casualties, including several people that are in the audience. Nick convinces his girlfriend Lori, along with his friends Hunt and Janet to leave. A security guard named George Lanter, along with a racist named Carter, a mother and her two sons, and several other people follow Nick out. Shortly after they leave, Nick's premonition comes true. When survivors start dying, Nick, his friends, and George must try to find the remaining survivors and save them from Death before it is too late. Written by Rebekah Swain

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,408,309, 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$66,477,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,167,139
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Despite claims by the producers and promotional materials, as well as the film's title, that this would be the final film in the "Final Destination" series, a fifth film, Final Destination 5 (2011) exists. See more »

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(at around 39 mins) Nick says he can't be sure who is next to die, Hunt or Janet, because in his premonition, they were both killed in the same collapse. However, he is confident that George dies before Lori even though in his premonition, they were both killed by the same explosion. See more »

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Hunt Wynorski: That's a lot of Tampons for one woman.
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Opening credits run over a "greatest hits" of the kills in earlier installments, presented as 3D CGI X-rays. See more »

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Available in 2D and 3D on both DVD and Blu-ray. See more »

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Referenced in This Means War (2012) See more »

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Burning Bridges
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It's not actually final...
9 March 2010 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

You can just imagine the suits sitting around their big round table discussing how to churn out another financially beneficial Final Destination movie and get away with it. Big suit number one puts forward that they obviously need more inventive mouse trap like deaths. Big suit number two has the genius notion that 3D is again taking off so why not utilise that option too. And that's pretty much all that it took, with the end result being a movie that is very self aware of its roots, but still plays out as the runt of the Final Destination litter.

Just as the director of the first one, James Wong, was brought back to direct part 3, the makers here bring back the director of part 2, David R. Ellis, to direct part 4! Which ultimately proves to be nothing more than some sort of nepotism like factor because The Final Destination is basically just over 82 minutes of poor acting, bad writing and a series of kills weaved together by the odd 5 minutes of barely relevant characterisations (the exposition as painful as the gory deaths!).

The kills entertain as they pretty much always have throughout the franchise, with the opening disaster sequences (here set at a speedway stadium) continuing one of the series' great traditions. While the opening and closing X-Ray/Skeletal credit sequences are superb and a credit to those involved. Yet it all feels so tired, where in spite of the willingness to upgrade the technology, it's still lazy and has nothing to really justify its very being other than that to make easy money.

The makers of part 5 would have to come up with something special to not turn this franchise from being one that was once bright and inventive, into that of a money train joke. 4/10


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